Assessment for Learning is about inviting students to be active participants in their learning. It is a formative approach to assessment carried out in conjunction with the tradition summative form of assessment.
It allows students to see where they are in their learning, where they are going in their learning and how they will get to the next stage in their learning. At Dunamase College the content of each subject for the year and each individual term is carefully explained to students. In addition the intended learning outcomes are explained for each class. This enables students to engage with their lessons in an informed manner.
Assessment for Learning can be carried out in numerous and various ways. As students have the use of IPads the AOL can be carried out using ICT through the use of Apps and online games such as Kahoot, Plickers, SeeSaw etc.
Students may also make use of reflective journals to keep track of their learning.
Finally Assessment for Learning places a strong emphasis on meaningful feedback. Students are regularly provided with constructive feedback on their learning and progress enabling them to see where they can improve and how to do so.